French translation of 'plague'
1. (Medicine) (bubonic) peste f
the plague la peste
to avoid sb like the plague éviter qn comme la peste
to avoid sth like the plague éviter qch comme la peste
2. (Medicine) (= epidemic) épidémie f
3. (= large numbers)
a plague of [of rats, locusts] une invasion de; [of attacks, robberies] une vague de
4. (= curse) fléau m
1. (= afflict) empoisonner la vie de
Fears about job security plague nearly half the workforce. Les craintes sur la sécurité de l’emploi empoisonnent la vie de près de la moitié du personnel.
to be plagued by sth [problems, difficulties] être assailli(e) par qch
The system is still plagued by technical faults. Le système est toujours affecté par des dysfonctionnements à répétition.[illness]
She was plagued by fatigue and dizziness. Elle souffrait de fatigue et de vertiges chroniques.
to be plagued by doubts être assailli(e) par le doute
2. (= pester) harceler
to plague sb with questions harceler qn de questions
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The plague quickly claims its first victims.The Times Literary Supplement (2012)
In the cities unemployment was halved, attendance at school and college nearly doubled; cholera and plagues had been brought under control.The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)
A piece of musical theatre about the great plague of London, of course.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
We are still plagued by them today.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
This is the great unspeakable plague of our medically privileged times: dying from the inside out.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
A palpable hit or a cultural binge that brings down a plague on both their houses?Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Another could see a plague of rats or giant insects unleashed on the telly camp.The Sun (2007)
So too did disease, notably plague.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The distrust this woman voiced will plague this city long after the news cameras stop rolling.The Sun (2014)
The rodent plague has been caused by the many tourists who visit the place on account of its legendary status.The Sun (2012)
The rodents are known to carry 40 diseases including plague.The Sun (2010)
There will be so much litter in the streets that rats and plague are sure to follow.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
This country has been plagued by corruption.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Which would cause global economic collapse, a humanitarian catastrophe and many plagues.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Yet it still plagues many of our inner cities.The Sun (2010)
Poverty and disease plague millions.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The plague, smallpox, and countless diseases we call minor today had no cures.Christianity Today (2000)
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British English: plague VERB
If you are plagued by unpleasant things, they continually cause you a lot of trouble or suffering.
She was plagued by weakness, fatigue, and dizziness.
Translation of plague from the Collins English to French Dictionary